Even with le­gal cannabis, Ge­or­gians fear los­ing their jobs

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

Some Ge­or­gians who deal with chronic pain could legally use cannabis oil, but are afraid they could lose their jobs if em­ploy­ers find out.

The At­lanta Jour­nalCon­sti­tu­tion re­ported that many res­i­dents fear los­ing jobs or not be­ing able to get one if they fail a drug screen­ing test.

At is­sue is the fric­tion be­tween the state law al­low­ing the use of cannabis oil and other laws that al­low em­ploy­ers to fire work­ers for us­ing the drug be­cause it’s fed­er­ally il­le­gal.

Work­ers in var­i­ous trades across Ge­or­gia are frus­trated by the sit­u­a­tion.

Dur­ing the 2019 leg­isla­tive ses­sion, law­mak­ers in­tend to search for a way to sat­isfy em­ploy­ers and pro­tect pa­tients who are fol­low­ing state law while still per­form­ing their jobs well.

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